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Richard P. Herrera


1953 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Richard P. Herrera Obituary

Richard "Dickie" P. Herrera went to be with the LORD on Jan. 21, 2016. Dickie was born on July 9, 1953, in Ruidoso, New Mexico to Santos D. and Arselia "Archie" J. Herrera.

Dickie graduated from Tularosa High School in 1972, and went on to proudly serve in the United States Army from November 1975 to November of 1978 as a tank crew member. In December 2014, he retired from the New Mexico Museum of Space History as a projectionist and maintenance technician. Dickie always believed the only way to do the job was to do it right! Dickie was a TRUE "Dallas" Cowboys fan.
He was also an avid hunter, fisherman, camper, country and western dancer who loved to share his skills and knowledge with his nephews and nieces. Dickie always made his family a priority by attending all special family gatherings.

Dickie is survived by his mother, Arselia "Archie" J. Herrera; sister, Charlotte Allen (John); brother, David Herrera (Geri); sister, Mary Delgado (Jimmy). He is also survived by his former wife Beverly Silva and stepdaughter Christina. Surviving Dickie are also several nephews, nieces, great nephews, great nieces and 4 great-great nephews, as well as several uncles, aunts, cousins and friends that will miss him greatly.

Dickie was preceded in death by his father, Santos Herrera; brother, Mark Herrera; and stepson, Jeremy Gonzales.

The Rosary for Richard Herrera will be recited at 10 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016, at St. Francis De Paula Catholic Church in Tularosa. Mass will follow at 10:30 a.m.
Inurnment will follow at the Tularosa Catholic Cemetery.
Attending pallbearers include Mark Delgado, Anthony Montoya, Michael Herrera, Evan Vigil, Leon Herrera and Gabriel Delgado.

The Herrera family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Alamogordo Funeral Home to direct the services.
To sign the online register book, please visit www.alamogordofuneralhome.org.
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Jan. 27 to Feb. 26, 2016
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